If you’ve been a reader of Domestic Fuel for any amount of time, you know how big of a supporter of biodiesel our friends at New Holland have been.
Their efforts and qualities are being noticed around the world as New Holland’s T7070 Auto Command tractor has been tapped as Tractor of the Year at Agritechnica, the world’s largest show for agricultural machinery and equipment. This article from FarmandDairy.com says the tractor also picked up the “Golden Tractor for Design” award, recognizing design excellence focusing on ease of use and operator comfort:
This pair of awards for the T7070 Auto Command adds to the Tractor of the Year and the “Golden Tractor for Design” for 2008 obtained by the T7060 Power Command at the 2007 Agritechnica, making the T7000 Series the most awarded line of tractors in the 13-year history of this award.
Awarded by a jury of 20 journalists from the most important agricultural publications in Europe, the Tractor of the Year award crowns the open field model that is able to combine all the benefits of innovation, productivity, comfort, economy and ease of use, all of which are necessary for a leading tractor in modern farming.
Built in New Holland’s Basildon, U.K.facility, the five models from the T7000 Auto Command Series are powered by a new NEF engine, with between 167 and 225 hp that can run on 100 percent biodiesel, and completely developed by Fiat Powertrain Technologies of Turin, Italy.
Agritechnica, held last month in Germany, attracted more than 350,000 people.